The Manipulation and Touch Lab conducts research on the following topics. 

  • Developing new gripper hardware and control approaches for Robot Manipulation
  • Studying Human Movement and Manipulation to improve medical understanding and intervention 
  • Applying new approaches to Haptic Sensing to help robots use touch to understand the world
  • Designing and testing Shape-Changing Haptic Interfaces to communicate data without the use of vision.

The lab is led by Dr. Ad Spiers.